The great depression did not affect the salinas valley as much as it did many other parts of the united states, and during the the main economy of the valley in the 1930s was agriculture during that period, numerous residential buildings were built in the area to accommodate the new workforce. The great depression of 1929 was a 10-year global economic crisis here are causes, impact, and chances of recurrence it ended agriculture in a previously fertile region thousands of these farmers and other unemployed workers looked for work in california. During the great depression, expressions such as hoovervilles and hoover blankets showed that president hoover 1was seen as a role model 2used the military to the march of the bonus army and referring to shantytowns as hoovervilles in the early 1930s illustrate (1) growing discontent with. During the 1930s, some 13 million americans from the midwest and southwest migrated to california, which had a population of 57 million in 1930s steinbeck worked summers on sprekel company farms in the salinas valley where he grew up, but always considered himself different from other.
The great depression: california in the thirties in the midst of the worst depression in the nation's history, californians continued to build and celebrate their golden state one of the most monumental undertakings in california during the 1930s was the construction of hoover dam on the. Californians witnessed tremendous change to their state during the decade of the great depression this was due to california's economy, which was healthy when compared to other states three industries, in particular, thrived in the 1930s and attracted thousands of new settlers: agriculture, oil. The salinas valley work available during this period salinas valley is one of the greatest valleys and there was a lack of jobs in the salinas valley during the great depression jobs were 90% agricultural a lot of mexicans went to salinas valley looking for jobs and caused conflict.
In the salinas valley of california, the work would be overwhelmingly agricultural jobs, working seasonal harvests (notice lennie and george are migrant farm workers), orchards, strawberries, barley, etc these jobs in those days were intensely physical, a lot of picking, tending, digging, cutting. The great depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the united states. During the great depression, unemployment was high many employers tried to get as much work as possible waiting for the semimonthly relief checks at calipatria, imperial valley, california now although in california over a year they haven't been continuously resident in any single county long. Analyzing the period of the great depression in the usa, the author notes a remarkable similarity with events taking place in the ussr during the they found themselves in the middle of nowhere enveloped in massive unemployment, famine and gangsterism the then state of affairs in the us.
Great depression: great depression, worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939 the timing and severity of the great depression varied substantially across countries the depression was particularly long and severe in the united states and europe it was. Jobs in the salinas valley is mostly agricultural there is a lot of harvesting and sowing that is done in the fields there the jobs prices are very low wage jobs existed during the great depression, but there were less opportunities to get a job because of the economic conditions at the time. The harsh reality of life during the great depression is vividly recalled by travis (12 yrs) who found his father behind their massachusetts house, crying and heartbroken my dad was the strongest man i knew, but the depression brought him to his knees while starving children in the appalachians. People moved to california from places such as oklahoma and texas because the state had advertised for more migrant workers people could live in salinas more comfortably in the 1930's then in many parts of america during the same time the farming economy and the production and.
Most of the jobs at that time were in the farm fields harvesting produce all menial , low wage jobs. During the great depression, which began in 1929 and lasted approximately a decade, shantytowns appeared across the us as unemployed people were evicted from their homes as the depression worsened in the 1930s, causing severe hardships for millions of americans, many looked to read. In the midst of the great depression, lange brought her large graflex camera out of the studio and onto the streets a group of people cutting lettuce in salinas, california toll of uncertainty: a mother in california who with her husband and her two children will be returned to oklahoma by the. The great depression was a devastating financial crisis that affected most countries around the world it is estimated that almost half of the children in the united states did not have enough food, proper housing, or medical care during the great depression.
Look back on some of the darkest years in american history with these twenty-four humbling great depression photos without a doubt, the great the decade-long depression officially began on october 29th, 1929, when the stock market crashed, causing the gross domestic product to drop a. The great depression bought many problems one main problem was that the american economy during this period was the uneven distribution people became depressed, thousands of people went hungry and living conditions changed drastically the great depression hit farmers especially hard. The great depression began on october 29, 1929, with a market crash and only ended after over a decade of hardship and suffering the struggling mother of a migrant family at a temporary camp in california during the great depression dorothea lange/fsa/getty images.
Record unemployment, costly healthcare, a massive north-south divide, rat-infested slums - and movie palaces, dance halls and lidos juliet gardiner kicks off our special focus on the 1930s with a look at daily life in britain. It is set in california at the time of the great depression during which the american stock market collapsed leaving the nation in a state of economical john steinbeck's presentation in of mice and men of the culture and experience of itinerant workers in 1930's america the story written by john.
During the great depression of the 1930's, canada's prairie provinces suffered more than any other area in canada although the great depression began in the united states it spread throughout the globe and affected almost every country it brought about drastic declines in output. [summary]salinas valley great depression salinas valley, ca located in the central coast region of california, this bountiful stretch of land is where our story began back in 1926 because of its ideal climate and fertile soil, the salinas valley, referred t. 15 rare photos taken in northern california during the great depression chinese businessmen gather in chinatown, san francisco to read the news of canton surrending to the japanese the majority living in the us at the time were cantonese.